Jun 10, 2024, 12:51 PM
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Iran’s acting FM, Putin’s aide discuss expanding Tehran-Moscow ties

Nizhny Novgorod, IRNA – Iran’s acting Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special assistant, Igor Levitin, have met in the western Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod and discussed the continuation of bilateral cooperation.

During the meeting, held on Monday, the two sides discussed political, economic, commercial, regional and international issues and exchanged views on ways to develop cooperation in these fields.

At the beginning of this meeting, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs appreciated the messages and phone calls and the presence of the Foreign Minister and other Russian officials at the Iranian Embassy to express sympathy and condolences for the martyrdom of the martyred President and Foreign Minister.

Referring to Ayatollah Raisi's special attention to the development and deepening of strategic relations between Iran and Russia in various fields, Bagheri Kani emphasized the firm determination of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to continue and strengthen this approach.

Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs also added, "We will use all our capacities to implement strategic plans between the two countries that are in line with the best interests of the two countries."

Bagheri, while stressing on speeding up the implementation of the Rasht-Astara railway project, considered it important to take advantage of the capacities of the eastern part of the North-South corridor.

Earlier in the day, the top Iranian diplomat met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and discussed bilateral ties.

Bagheri Kani, at the head of a delegation, arrived in Nizhny Novgorod to attend a meeting of BRICS foreign ministers.

Apart from attending the BRICS meeting on June 10-11 that will focus on regional and international issues, Bagheri Kani is set to hold bilateral talks with foreign ministers of other participating countries.


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